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It’s culture’s biggest night. Black Hollywood is in the building for the 2021 BET Awards, bringing the fashion and music moments we love!

Before the show began, celebrities like The City Girls, Zendaya, Ciara and Ashanti were already trending for their fashion. Cardi B revealed her baby bump in a bejeweled body suit. Cardi was styled by Kollin Carter, of course. Host Taraji P. Henson transitioned through a dozen fabulous looks as she paid tribute to female entertainers on the show.

Zendaya paid homage to Beyonce wearing a vintage Versace gown Bey famously wore in her Crazy In Love video. “Paying homage to the Queen Beyoncé wearing @versace SS2003 ….. get you a stylist with a ARCHIVE!!!!” her stylist and image architect Law Roach wrote on Instagram. And Issa Rae made a statement in Balmain.

Keep scrolling for the best looks from the star-studded evening.

Red Carpet Rundown: Black Excellence At The 2021 BET Awards  was originally published on

1. Tammy & Kirk Franklin

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Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy attend the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/FilmMagic) 

2. Jennifer Hudson

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“Respect” actress Jennifer Hudson stepped out for award season and she came to make a statement in this bold black number by Dolce & Gabbana. 

3. Andra Day

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Andra Day Gave us flowy vibes on the 2021 BET Awards in a layered pink and orange gown.

4. Issa Rae

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Issa Rae gave us a white moment in this Statement blazer dress from Balmain.

5. Ciara

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Ciara showed off her her recent 30 pound weight loss in a sparkling jumpsuit and boots by Alexanre Vauthier.

6. Marsai Martin

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Marsai Martin brought the melanin and a pop of color to the BET Awards with this colorful pairing.

7. H.E.R

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With a new album “Back Of My Mind,” and several BET nominations  H.E.R has a lot to celebrate. The popular artist took to the red carpet in a black blazer and sheer pants.

8. Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson looked radiant in a sheer Versace corset gown with thigh high split. Henson was styled by Jason Bolden and her silky sleek tresses were laid by Tym Wallace. 

9. Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling

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“Confidence” issue cover star Eva Marcille and hubby Michael Sterling served Black love on the red carpet.